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Ritchey Forks...Hmmm...

Old 05-23-12, 01:31 PM
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Ritchey Forks...Hmmm...

Bought one from a bike shop and it arrived in an open boxwithout bubble-wrapping or warranty card. Very suspicious.
Be careful, guys, Ritchey says their forks always ship fully bubble-wrapped,neatly placed inside a sealed box with a warranty card.

Returned it, of course...

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We are a large Ritchey dealer in Michigan. I have never seen a Ritchey WCS fork come bubble wrapped. They all are zip tied in the box with a foam protector on the top of the steerer. There is an owners manual and no "warranty card". There should be a serial number sticker on the steerer.
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Are you sure?
Contacted Ritchey directly and that's what they said.
What's up with that?(with Ritchey)
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The packaging of parts have always changed over time. As new production/shipping personal/sources come on line or as old packing gets used up. Andy.
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Very sure, we sold ten or so Ritchey carbon WCS forks in the last year. All the same packaging. Ritchey has had some personnel changes of late so who knows.
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Originally Posted by GMM View Post
What's up with that?(with Ritchey)
my guess is they are drop shipped from a contract manufacturer
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